I am a very lucky girl because my kind parents have bought me a ticket to see my sister, who only happens to live in LA! I have seen her so many times pre-children but it's been a while since I last went. I did visit her 3 years ago but she lived in Texas then - IT IS TOTALLY NOT THE SAME!
So, in October, I'm off on my own (au revoir kids and husband) for 10 days of Californian sunshine. I am already thinking 'what to pack'? The absolute beauty of posting on Avenue 57 every day is I have a 365 daily clothes diary to look back on and to select the outfits I think I am going to pack/take. Here is my selection of what I would like to take. I need to leave space for the clothes shopping that I hope to do (she lives 15 mins from a super large outlet mall) and I can't resist a bit of Old Navy/Target when I'm there for a bargain.
To travel in I want to be smartish (better chance of an upgrade as my friend works for BA and I've everything crossed she can pull this out of the bag for me!) plus I want to be comfortable (flat shoes a MUST for walking around Heathrow). I will also put into my bag a jumper because I get cold on board and 10 hrs is a long flight.
For all other days I'm going to pack this lot as I can mix and match according to the weather and what we are doing each day.
LA is very casual where my sister lives but I would like to make a bit of an effort hence the jeans/boots/flip flops/dresses. I can bet that this isn't all I pack either - I am TOTALLY USELESS at packing and if there is space I always put things in last minute. She's also not a party girl so it will be drinks at other peoples houses instead of bars etc
I need to remember also that I will be shopping so I must leave room for that!
Are you good at planning and packing or do you just shove it all in like me and hope for the best on the other end?